4CDE – CODE, CONTENT, CREATION AND CULTURE FOR DIGITAL EDUCATION
The Erasmus+ 4CDE – Code, Content, Creation and Culture for Digital Education project is headed by a Belgian non-profit organisation (Perspectives) dedicated to the development of social, educational, cultural and economic activities. The team dedicated to the project includes researchers and institutions from several European countries: Perspectives (BE), FACT (UK), Association pour le development de la Pedagogie de l’individualisation (FR), Melting Pro (IT), CIAC/UAlg (PT). The team from the University of the Algarve includes researchers Mirian Tavares, Bruno Mendes da Silva and Susana Costa.
4CDE is the acronym for Code, Content Creation and Culture for Digital Education. This is a project funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ programme (Key Action 2 – Strategic Partnership). The project will run from October 2016 to March 2019.
The main goal of the project is to fill in the gaps in Open Educational Resources to help trainers and teachers learn the basics of Information and Communication Technologies in a way that goes beyond simple technical knowledge. The final beneficiaries targeted by the project are adult students in non-formal education, but also formal education students, in need of an overall introduction to new technologies. The starting point, which is the principal aim of the project in the first place, is the fact that digital literacy is still approached from a limited point of view. 4CDE aims to provide a broad access to technologies, not only from a technical point of view, but also from a social, artistic, narrative and critical point of view.
In the final phase, the project presents an innovative platform with two possibilities of 120-hour training paths, translated into multilingual lessons that can be implemented in various formal and non-formal education situations.